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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Cameroon Jobs - US Embassy in Yaounde seeking IRC Director
Open to: All Interested Candidates Position:IRC Director FSN-09; FP-05Opening date: July 16, 2012 Closing date: July 30, 2012 Work hours: Full time; 40 hours /week
Note: all “NOT ordinarily resident” applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking an individual for the position of Information Resource Center (IRC) Director.
Basic Function of Position:
Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer, incumbent directs and manages the Information Resource Center (IRC) in accordance with Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) objectives and priorities for Cameroon. Oversees the research, reference, and inreach/outreach services provided by the IRC staff. Plans and implements outreach programs to advance Mission goals. Coordinates and supports American Corners activities, including collection development, outreach programs, and training. Develops and maintains continuing personal contact with the highest-level target audience members across Cameroonian society. Supervises an two positions.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences, information science (plus one year training or study in an accredited institution in information resources or library sciences) or American Studies is required.
2. Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in providing Library services including traditional and electronic research/reference services as well as at least one additional year of supervisory responsibilities.
3. Language: Level IV (fluent) in both spoken and written English and French.
4. Knowledge: Thorough working knowledge of library procedures, the Internet, as well as U.S. government, commercial, and academic databases especially in subjects emphasized in the Integrated Country Strategy. Thorough knowledge of U.S. political processes, policies, institutions, culture, and values as well as the state of information technology in Cameroon. Knowledge of electronic information retrieval systems or tools and knowledge of library and electronic information management.
5. Skills/Abilities: Excellent public relations skills; excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to maintain high-level contacts in the mission and Cameroon society and work effectively with American and foreign national staffs. Ability to perform complex reference searches and respond rapidly under time constraints. Ability to multitask and independently plan, organize, and prioritize among assigned responsibilities. Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate staff.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same informationfound on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
The U.S. Mission in Cameroon provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.